New Jersey Estate Planning Laws
Since we can't take our belongings, real estate holdings, or other worldly interests with us when we die, estate planning is an essential way to ensure that everything is divided and dispersed according to your wishes. In New Jersey, as in other states, one's estate is inherited by friends, relatives, or other beneficiaries according to the details in the written will. In the absence of a will, state probate court decides how an estate is handled. Click on a link below to learn more about New Jersey estate planning laws, including estate taxes; living wills; the probate process, and durable powers of attorney.